Tag Archives: Pillager lures

Large mouth Nannygai

Ryan’s BEST offshore fishing lures

People often ask me what are the best offshore fishing lures to catch trophy fish while travelling or going on a fishing charter. As a charter guide for three decades, I have trialled innumerable lures with mixed success. Many are duds while a rare few are absolute crackers! So after a dig through my tackle…

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Best inshore fishing lures to catch big barramundi

Best inshore fishing lures

People often ask me what are the best inshore fishing lures to take travelling or bring on a fishing charter to northern Australia. As a charter guide for three decades, I have trialled innumerable lures with mixed success. There are seven main categories of inshore fishing lures I use to maximise my chances to catch…

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Fishing Cape Flattery for Pennant Fish

Ep. 10 Fishing Cape Flattery on our Northern Adventure.

Epic session fishing Cape Flattery during the last days of our northern adventure. Cape Flattery is approximately 40 kilometres north of Cooktown and famous for it’s shimmering white sand and Silica mine. It is one of the world’s largest silica mines and the white sand dunes are spectacular. Fishing Cape Flattery has been productive on…

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Whale shark

Ep. 9 Whale Shark Day

Whale Shark Day – Best day ever! Episode 9 of our Princess Charlotte bay trip sees us swimming with a friendly whale shark, having a manic fishing session and relaxing on a superb sand cay. I’d have to say, beside the helifish adventure, one of the best days of our lives. To see the trip…

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Topwater fishing on the outside reef

Green Jobfish Nursery – Jewell to Lizard – PCB Ep. 8

The green Jobfish is a prized fish among recreational anglers. And during our transit from Jewell Reef to Lizard Island we encountered a swarm of them! The weather for this leg of our journey was sublime! Perfect to score a quick dinner fishing on a Wonky Hole (although we nearly lost it to a huge cod).…

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Noble Island

Magnificent Noble Island – Princess Charlotte Bay Ep. 7

On our journey from Cape Melville to Lizard island we stopped at the magnificent Noble Island. Noble Island is located in the mid-northern section of the Great Barrier Reef and can be seen from quite a distance due to it’s majestic peaks. The visit is part of our northern adventure to Princess Charlotte Bay in…

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Bathurst Heads

Bathurst Heads – Princess Charlotte Bay Episode 6.

Episode 6 of our Princess Charlotte bay trip sees us parked up at Bathurst Heads, having one more go at the barra before our return trip to Cairns. To see the trip from Episode 1 >> click here. Bathurst Heads used to be a popular campground for anglers visiting the Cape. The area is Aboriginal…

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Feeder creek into Princess charlotte Bay

Blue Salmon Blues – Princess Charlotte Bay Episode 5

Episode 5 of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip we aptly named the Blue Salmon Blues (click here to start the series from the beginning). Fishing the first part of our trip was curtailed due to the fin fish closure. Despite the magic weather offshore, we were limited to targeting Fingermark and other permitted species. As luck…

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Fishing the Flinders Islands at Sunset

Fishing the Flinders Islands – PCB Episode 4

In Episode 4 of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip we have a mad fingermark session fishing the Flinders Islands (click here to start at Episode 1). Because the start of our trip fell in the fin fish closure, we were limited in the species we could target. Coral trout and large mouth nannygai were off…

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Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing Headlands in winter can be very rewarding and can sometimes yield unusual catches. In this episode Ryan fishes with his mates Bo and Sharkey. They hit the water over two half days fishing around the headlands of Hinchinbrook. Fishing headlands in Winter   Ryan Moody Fishing lures To purchase the lures used in this…

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